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The White-Throated Sparrow

Have you ever heard a piece of birdsong in the morning and then been unable to get it out of your head? It seems odd to call this kind of song an earworm, but that’s what it is. 613 more words


The Earth Has Its Music

I wake well before dawn – 4:30 am to be precise. It’s an hour that defies logic, unless it is your job to monitor songbirds (as was mine for 15 years). 1,373 more words

International Dawn Chorus Day - 2017

Here we are again with another early start on the cards!

Full details to follow of where I’ll be on Sunday 7 May 2017.

You will be able to hear the broadcast on this link: 9 more words



My current project at work is to scam each picture book and check the cataloging. There was a time when the books were not entered correctly, making it hard to do searches. 179 more words

Children's Books

Asaph and Miriam Got Rhythm

Sparrows look alike. I can distinguish male from female due to distinctive markings, but not individuals amongst dozens lining the rafters of a milking parlor. 767 more words

Rambling Ruminations

The highly sensitive advantage

I’m a night-owl. My creativity most often has the same rhythm as night-blooming jasmine, waking after dark and coming into it’s fullest in the depths of night. 359 more words

Tracie Nichols


Rain persists and the birds have to get on with life.  This morning at Wennerberg Park it seemed every third tree sheltered a singing Yellow-rumped Warbler. 172 more words